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Senior Security Engineer

Department: Platforms and Infrastructure

Location: Seattle

Req#: 4511

At Sonos, we believe in the experience and our standard is ultimate. That’s the vision that drives every product we design. Every choice we make. Everything we do. Including the innovative and dynamic ways we integrate cybersecurity into the company culture.
Come join a small, highly-effective team of security experts providing engineering guidance and advanced security solutions that strategically support the continued growth of the Sonos brand around the world.

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
  • Solve Security Engineering Puzzles: Leverage your well-rounded background in host, network and application security to provide expert security engineering recommendations, helping the technology and business teams identify, prioritize, and in some cases, implement changes that will reduce the level of security risk at Sonos. 
  • Communicate Effectively: You just can't work effectively in a cross-functional, cross-team, Agile environment without outstanding communication. The challenge is to find the right way to inform and engage all types of audiences. You'll be communicating with everyone from business leaders, to product and program managers, to developers, to operations engineers, to third-party partners. You'll need to identify the key information for your audience and be accurate. You'll need to have an opinion but be kind and open about it. You'll need to adjust your communication style and methods to match the situation. Great communication is the grease that keeps the engine humming.
  • Perform Risk Assessments: Perform risk assessments of existing vendors and solutions and participate in architecture/design reviews for new technology solutions to provide security-focused inputs into the design. Perform risk/security assessments globally across all parts of Sonos.
  • Defend Sonos from Cyber Attack: Serve as the Security Engineering expert on the Security team, assisting in the selection, implementation, integration, and use of security solutions such as attack detection and vulnerability management systems across various parts of the business, with a focus on automation and API-based integration. Stay current on modern threats and attack patterns/methods and provide recommendations on the best ways for Sonos to mitigate the threats/attacks.
  • Having Fun: Given all the stuff above -- responsibility, getting things done in the midst of rapid change, solving hard problems -- can you have fun? Absolutely. The right security engineer will embrace this challenge with a committed smile, with faith in the team, and with a light heart. The champion motivates the team and makes both successes and failures positive. 

Skills You’ll Need
  • Vulnerabilities, Risks and Threats:  You’ve used your experience to perform deep risk assessments using industry standard frameworks like NIST or OCTAVE.  You have used scanning tools like Nexpose, Nessus or Qualys to provide guidance to the organization around open vulnerabilities and how to resolve them.  You have a familiarity with threat modelling both infrastructure and software designs. (Seasponge, TMT2016, Threat Dragon). 
  • Acting as a trusted advisor:  You can act as a security subject matter expert in expert in consultation with technical, engineering and business teams to help build security in to projects and processes from the start. You have participated in reviewing the security of potential vendors to validate that they meet your security standards.  You can use these assessments to provide guidance to our partner teams to help them decide on the right tools and services.  
  • Building and Automating:  You have experience securing cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure).  You have used orchestration frameworks like Ansible, Puppet or Chef to deploy and manage hosts and services.  You have experience with scripting and programming languages like Ruby, Python, Node, C++ or Go and use them to increase your productivity through automation of tasks.  

How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match we will reach out.
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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